Sridhar K

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Brane-worlds & extra dimensions
  • Supersymmetry
  • Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Compositeness
  • Electroweak Physics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Epistemology
  • Indian Philosophy


Sridhar is a former faculty member of the Department of Theoretical Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai where he worked from 1995 to 2021. He completed his PhD from the University of Mumbai and did post-doctoral work at the University of London, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad and CERN, Geneva. He has had regular visiting appointments in CERN, Geneva over the last 25 years and also in DAMTP, Cambridge; LAPP, Annecy; University of Orsay, Paris; University of Durham; University of Southampton, IPNL, Lyon and Krea University, Andhra Pradesh. 

His area of work is Theoretical High-Energy Physics and his research in the field is spread over several sub-domains which include Brane-worlds and Extra Dimensions, Supersymmetry, Quantum Chromodynamics, Compositeness, and Electroweak physics. He has written a book Particle Physics of Brane-Worlds and Extra Dimensions published by Cambridge University Press. He has been the principal organizer of several international conferences and the principal investigator on international projects.

Other than physics, Sridhar’s interests span philosophy, education, literature and culture. He worked on a project on integrated education, which sought to reimagine undergraduate education following integration as a paradigm and he has produced an edited volume detailing this project. He has published a work of literary fiction called Twice Written and is completing work on his second book of fiction. He also writes poetry which he rarely publishes. He has engaged himself in writing reviews and essays around visual arts, teaching courses and writing on philosophy and delivering talks on popular culture.



  • Sridhar, K. (2011). Twice Written, Popular Prakashan.

  • Sridhar, K. (2019). Twice Written: A Critical Edition, Curato.

  • Raychaudhuri, S., & Sridhar, K. (2016). Particle Physics of Brane-Worlds and Extra Dimensions, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

  • Dhar, A., Niranjana, T., & Sridhar, K. (Eds.) (2017). Breaking the Silo: Integrated Science Education in India , Orient Blackswan, New Delhi.


Sridhar’s physics papers can be found here: